25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 70-85 days One of the largest of the paste tomatoes, known for it’s wonderful flavor. The Amish Paste Tomato is an heirloom that was discovered among the Amish in Wisconsin, although it originates with the Pennsylvania Amish. With a nice balance of sweet and acid, this tomato is great for eating fresh, canning, and is especially terrific for sauces. These large indeterminate plants produce high yields. The Amish Paste fruits are oxheart, almost teardrop in shape, deep red in color, with thick flesh, and few seeds, weighing approx. 8-12oz. Amish Paste needs special attention to support as plants tend to be droopy. This is one of our favorite tomatoes, and many we know swear by it to be one of the best paste tomatoes!
Planting Instructions for Amish Paste Tomato Seeds
Start Heirloom Amish Paste Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Amish Paste tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Amish Paste tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.
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This tomato didn’t ‘fit’ our garden – makes a large bush that needs plenty of support. And while it did produce well, some of the fruit had hollow places inside and overall the fruit was much smaller (3/4″X1 1/4″) than it ought to have been (1+” X 2+”). Happier now with Roma
Betsy (verified owner) –
These bushes do get very large and will take over if not controlled. The only problem I had was an early hard freeze that killed the plants with 100+ tomatoes still on the vines. Almost every seed started and I didn’t lose any transplanting and had to give some away. I had no cracking or hollow fruits. Most were typical Roma size but some were fist sized. They were amazing in salsa and marinara (needing little to no sugar depending on personal preference). I made a gallon per plant not including all the green ones I pulled after frost. I live in the Salt Lake valley where summers are hot and dry. These plants thrived despite conditions and only being watered 1-2x/week even at the hottest, driest point of the summer. I will be planting these again but with more room to grow(probably a trellis)
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